books about: knives
A Night of Long Knives (Hannah Vogel)
Couldn't Put It Down!
I actually just stumbled upon the first of the Hannah Vogel mysteries thanks to an Amazon Suggestion. I love books that come in a series and was excited to see that there was another in the series coming right on the heels of my purchase of the first. I breezed through the first volume (enjoyed it greatly) and the next day "A Night Of Long Knives" arrived. I must say, I really couldn't put it ...
Knife of Dreams (Wheel of Time)
Robert Jordan's series, The Wheel of Time, is one of the best in its genre, and Knife of Dreams continues the tale in style. If you weren't a fan, you most likely wouldn't be reading this anyway, so you know what I mean.
Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife: Counterinsurgency Lessons from Malaya and Vietnam
John A. Nagl
University Of Chicago Press
This book is required reading in counter insurgency courses and courses on American foreign policy. There is a very good reason in that it is an excellent primer on the problems the U.S. has faced in dealing with small wars. The U.S. Army and citizenry has become accustomed to large war campaigns that are measured in terms of land and fatalities. Opponents facing the U.S. have learned the ...
The Subtle Knife, Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition (His Dark Materials, Book 2)(Rough-cut)
Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2007
Remarkably and refreshingly different from Harry Potter
Wow. Even better than the first installment! So far, the books have been so remarkably and refreshingly different from the Harry Potter series that if I'm not careful, Lyra and Will Parry may replace Mr. Potter as my current favorite young literary heroes (apologies to Huck Finn, but I did say "current"). Come to think of it, comparing HDM with HP really isn't fair; their only similarity is that ...
These Children Who Come at You with Knives, and Other Fairy Tales: Stories
Simon & Schuster
Twisted Tales to set Father Grimm on His Head
I devoured this book in a day. I was completely sucked in from the preface on, and you cannot skip the preface! After all, it only explains the creation of the universe with the sort of humor that would have had Douglas Adams rolling in the aisles back when he was among the quick. Basically, this is a collection of fables and fairy tales complete with gnomes, trolls, princesses, and even a ...
Red Knife: A Novel (Cork O'Connor Mysteries)
William Kent Krueger
Great Mystery set in the North!
William Kent Krueger writes the best mystery novels that I've read in a long time. This novel is about former sheriff, now private investigator Cork O'Conner. Cork lives in the remote Northern Minnesota community of Aurora. Aurora is located on Iron Lake and close to an Ojibwa reservation. A new gang called the Red Boyz has formed on the reservation and rumor is that they are running drugs. ...
Mastering Knife Skills: The Essential Guide to the Most Important Tools in Your Kitchen (with DVD)
Stewart, Tabori & Chang
Great for a serious home cook
I have been a serious home cook for 30 years, and have developed some pretty reasonable self-taught knife skills, just from the years of cooking. I don't know that this book would have much to offer a professional cook, but it is pure gold for the self taught. I bought it a week ago, and embarked on a series of lessons from the book, and my understanding of good knife skills has increased ten ...
The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry: Love, Laughter, and Tears in Paris at the World's Most Famous ...
A Wonderful Way to Attend Le Cordon Bleu Vicariously
I am at a loss to understand the negative reviews which some people submitted for this book. I felt that it was fascinating and very well-written. The school, the other students, the chefs, and her relationship were sharply evoked and delineated; I did not feel that there was excessive attention given to any specific thread, and the information she included about herself and her future husband ...
The Knife of Never Letting Go: Chaos Walking: Book One
For Old Adults as well!
I was looking for a good book to read when my daughter suggested the Chaos Walking series, starting with the Knife of Never Letting Go. Sure, I thought, I'll give your YA novels a shot if just to find out what you like. What a surprise I was in for! From the first page, I was pulled into the world created by Ness. Intrigued by it, haunted by it, saddened by it and uplifted by it I've now ...
Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence in America
Toughen Up, Because Nobody's Going to Save You
I think that FIST STICK KNIFE GUN is really a book on how you can't rely on protection from the authorities. I remember telling my students "don't fight, because fighting is wrong" and then having the kid ask me "if somebody has a padlock-in-a-sock and whacks your head with it, are you telling me that you're going to do nothing?" I realised what the kids in the worst neighborhoods go through; ...
Horizon (The Sharing Knife, Book 4)
Lois Mcmaster Bujold
Changing a world
As the fourth and final book in "The Sharing Knife" series, it definitely doesn't stand alone, and indeed it took me considerable time to recall who the secondary characters were, especially the ones who were 'off-stage' in this book. But gradually the details of the story so far came out, and the theme of the book, and the series, began to develop. Dag's world is at the beginning of a time of ...
Balisong: The Lethal Art Of Filipino Knife Fighting
Interesting concepts. . .
This was an interesting book. It would, however, be easy for a novice to misunderstand a few concepts, as they are not always presented clearly. For example, in the section on traditional slashing methods, it seemed as if the author was advocating a 19 step kata to be followed precisely when confronting an adversary. I doubt very much if this was the author's intent. Indeed, a 19 step kata -- ...
Slip of the Knife: A Novel
Back Bay Books
A Welcome Introduction for A First-Time Reader
I'm a first-time reader of Denise Mina's books, and this book was my introduction to her talent. I listened to it as an audiobook, read in the melodic voice of Jane MacFarlane, who did great justice to the Scottish brogue. From my perspective, unfamiliar with the earlier installments in this series, Slip of the Knife worked well as a stand-alone. I was able to follow the back-story of Paddy's ...
Knife Fighting: A Practical Course
Practical is absolutely correct
This book gives concise explanations and very easy to follow directions and photographic sequences. By limiting the number or techniques, a person with an interest, but not hundreds of hours to spend, can practice techniques and obtain some proficiency.
Knives 2010: The World's Greatest Knife Book
I get the Knives each year for my husband who makes knives. He keeps each issue and I know enjoys looking through them. If you like or make knives, I highly recomend the yearly Knives books.
An Edge in the Kitchen: The Ultimate Guide to Kitchen Knives -- How to Buy Them, Keep Them Razor Sharp, and ...
William Morrow Cookbooks
Top Notch Kitchen Cutlery Guide
Everyone that is interested in great kitchen cutlery at a reasonable price should read Chad Ward's "An Edge in the Kitchen." Part One gives excellent reviews on types of knives available in today's market and recommends specific knives for the budget conscious. Part Two is a visual field manual of knife skills that are commonly practiced by professional chefs and tips to improve everyone's ...
The Knife Man: Blood, Body Snatching, and the Birth of Modern Surgery
A fascinating account of the life of a surgical giant
As a retired surgeon I found this biography of anatomist-surgeon John Hunter fascinating. It has a readable style that both informs and entertains as we are led through the dark medical universe of 18th century London, where the average life expectancy was 35 years due to the abysmal public health conditions of the day and a medical system based on blood-letting and other mythologies, and learn ...
Three Uses of the Knife: On the Nature and Purpose of Drama
David Mamet, the master of Drama, gives advice and technique in this GREAT book. Truly a must have for the aspiring writer of drama!
Caine Black Knife (Acts of Caine)
CBK baby, CBK
This is the best fantasy series being produced now. The Caine stories have not deteriorated into utter nonsense (see Robert Jordan / Terry Goodkind) but advanced with philosophical nuances and bone splitting action scenes. It does get a little graphic at times, so it isn't for my 9 year old nephew. I just finished the 3rd book tonight and I think I might have to reread the series yet again ...
Top Knife: Art and Craft in Trauma Surgery
tfm Publishing Ltd
A real gem
This book is everything it claims to be. An excellent practical book of surgical stategy and absolute surgical pearls to both keep a surgeon out of trouble but also help when the unexpected happens.
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